Lot n° 102
2000 - 3000
Album concertina de neuf miniatures indiennes : Épisodes de la vie de Yusuf
India, Deccan, 18th century
Gouache and gold on paper, mounted on cardboard pages, with pink, green, plum orange and pale green margins, the scenes framed by gold fillets. Bound in cloth-covered leather with boteh decoration, oval stamp furnished with a dragon on the back of each page, probably that of a private library or possessor.
H. 25.5 cm; W. 15.5 cm; paintings: 13 x 9 cm to 16 x 9 cm
The figures depicted in these paintings are close to a group of seventeenth/eighteenth-century Deccan portraits published in: Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick, Indian Paintings, The collection of The Dresden Kupfertich - Kabinett, Saatliche Kunstsammlungen, Sandstein Verlag, and authors, 2017, Cat. 23-26, pp. 146 and cat. 75, p. 171.
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